The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 340 374 379
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +5
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 75 59 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.54% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 19
Average daily rate
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£475 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10206 10898 11475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.03% 45.52% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6721 6830 7368
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 233 261
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £33.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 15 £500 +11.11% 2
Croydon -22 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £438 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 123 (84.83%) Cisco
2 116 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 102 (70.34%) Firewall
4 81 (55.86%) WAN
5 74 (51.03%) LAN
6 65 (44.83%) Juniper
7 62 (42.76%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (36.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 50 (34.48%) ProxySG
10 49 (33.79%) Network Security
11 47 (32.41%) F5
11 47 (32.41%) VPN
12 44 (30.34%) SSL
12 44 (30.34%) Finance
13 42 (28.97%) Wireless
14 37 (25.52%) CCNP
14 37 (25.52%) Cisco ASA
15 34 (23.45%) IPsec
15 34 (23.45%) Data Centre
16 33 (22.76%) Nortel
16 33 (22.76%) Nokia
17 31 (21.38%) VoIP
17 31 (21.38%) BGP
18 30 (20.69%) Avaya
19 29 (20.00%) Citrix
20 27 (18.62%) BIG-IP
21 26 (17.93%) Linux
21 26 (17.93%) OSPF
22 23 (15.86%) DNS
22 23 (15.86%) SAN

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.69%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 102 (70.34%) Firewall
2 81 (55.86%) WAN
3 74 (51.03%) LAN
4 53 (36.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 49 (33.79%) Network Security
6 47 (32.41%) VPN
7 44 (30.34%) SSL
8 42 (28.97%) Wireless
9 37 (25.52%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (23.45%) IPsec
11 31 (21.38%) BGP
11 31 (21.38%) VoIP
12 27 (18.62%) BIG-IP
13 26 (17.93%) OSPF
14 23 (15.86%) DNS
14 23 (15.86%) SAN
15 19 (13.10%) TCP/IP
16 16 (11.03%) DHCP
16 16 (11.03%) Ethernet
16 16 (11.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) MySQL
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Fiddler
General
1 44 (30.34%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.52%) Banking
4 4 (2.76%) Retail
4 4 (2.76%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.07%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Marketing
6 2 (1.38%) Electronics
6 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (43.45%) Network Engineer
2 25 (17.24%) Analyst
2 25 (17.24%) Security Engineer
3 24 (16.55%) Architect
4 20 (13.79%) Service Analyst
4 20 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
4 20 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (11.72%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (11.03%) Network Architect
7 14 (9.66%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (8.28%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (7.59%) Network Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.83%) Senior Security Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Data Network Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Consultant
12 5 (3.45%) Support Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Design Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
13 4 (2.76%) Senior Communications Engineer
13 4 (2.76%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.28%) Middleware
2 5 (3.45%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.45%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (4.14%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.07%) CMDB
4 3 (2.07%) Replication
4 3 (2.07%) PKI
5 2 (1.38%) DTV
5 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.38%) SecurID
6 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.93%) Linux
2 19 (13.10%) Windows
3 17 (11.72%) UNIX
4 16 (11.03%) Solaris
5 14 (9.66%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.48%) Load Balancing
2 20 (13.79%) Time Management
3 17 (11.72%) Network Design
4 15 (10.34%) Network Architecture
5 13 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (7.59%) Network Management
7 8 (5.52%) ITIL
8 7 (4.83%) Change Control
9 6 (4.14%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.14%) Project Management
9 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.45%) Performance Management
10 5 (3.45%) Open Source
10 5 (3.45%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.76%) Change Management
12 3 (2.07%) Information Security
12 3 (2.07%) WAN Optimisation
12 3 (2.07%) Project Planning
12 3 (2.07%) Cyber Security
13 2 (1.38%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.45%) PHP
1 5 (3.45%) Python
2 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.69%) C
3 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (42.76%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (25.52%) CCNP
3 13 (8.97%) CCSE
4 6 (4.14%) CCIE
5 5 (3.45%) CCNA
6 4 (2.76%) CCSA
7 3 (2.07%) CISSP
8 2 (1.38%) CCDA
8 2 (1.38%) Degree
8 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.38%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.69%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.69%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.69%) CCDP
9 1 (0.69%) ISEB
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.69%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (34.48%) ProxySG
2 8 (5.52%) Snort
3 5 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.45%) XenServer
4 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) Firmware
5 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (9.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 14 (9.66%) Control-M
1 14 (9.66%) BladeLogic
2 6 (4.14%) NetCrunch
2 6 (4.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (4.14%) Nagios
3 5 (3.45%) Cacti
3 5 (3.45%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.07%) OPNET
5 1 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 123 (84.83%) Cisco
2 116 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 65 (44.83%) Juniper
4 47 (32.41%) F5
5 33 (22.76%) Nortel
5 33 (22.76%) Nokia
6 30 (20.69%) Avaya
7 29 (20.00%) Citrix
8 22 (15.17%) Symantec
9 19 (13.10%) CA
10 16 (11.03%) Sourcefire
11 15 (10.34%) SolarWinds
11 15 (10.34%) Oracle
12 10 (6.90%) McAfee
13 8 (5.52%) Riverbed
14 7 (4.83%) TippingPoint
15 6 (4.14%) Infoblox
15 6 (4.14%) SonicWALL
15 6 (4.14%) Dell
15 6 (4.14%) Tufin
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